Community Foundation Weekly Newsletter 20th November 2020

Welcome to Guiseley AFC Community Foundation’s weekly newsletter which includes all of the latest news.

Food Bank Collection

Our seventh Foodbank Initiative ends this Saturday (November 21st). You can still make donations at the club from 12pm until 3pm in the Otley Road Car Park (LS21 8BT). Our collection point at Guiseley Morrisons is still open also. Festive foods and treats are welcome, alongside toiletries, fruit juice and cordial, dessert items, tinned vegetables and sweet biscuits. Donations will help support individuals, children and families in need in the Aireborough area during the tough Christmas period. We are so grateful for all donations and we are proud to be able to run this initiative for a seventh year, despite the current restrictions.

Shop With A Smile

Guiseley Community Foundation is registered with Amazon Smile. This means that every time you buy on Amazon, 0.5% of the cost will come to us! You can sign up at smile.amazon.co.uk at no additional cost to yourself! Once you’ve selected us as your charity of choice, every time you shop with Amazon you help us make a difference in our local communities. Make sure that when you want to shop, use the Amazon Smile website to make your shopping count.

Over 12s Football Success

Following on from the success of the Over 12s 5-a-side tournaments in the summer, Wednesday night football has increased in popularity since it began in September. Over twenty people regularly attend, including both boys and girls, of a variety of ages from 12-14. As well as this, Joe Clarkson and James Thompson, both aged 17, attend and help Community Coach Marcus to run the hour-long session. The second national lockdown has temporarily put a stop to the popular session, but we hope to be able to begin running the session again from December 9th before our holiday camps return over the Christmas holidays.

Yeadon Westfield Afterschool Club

Since the return to school in September, our coaches have been helping to run the Twilight Owls afterschool club at Yeadon Westfield Junior School. Children who attend get a snack, such as tomato soup or beans on toast, and are encouraged to have a piece of fruit as well. Children have full access to the school grounds and facilities, and they can take part in sport, art and gaming activities. The club runs from the end of the school day until 6pm, with parents being able to collect their child at a time convenient to them.